MDC offers free pie iron cooking class Aug. 25 in Warsaw

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Warsaw, Mo. – The exercise and fresh air people experience when enjoying the outdoors can also sharpen appetites. Free Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) classes will teach campers how to prepare meals using pie irons as a cooking tool on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the Lost Valley Fish Hatchery in Warsaw. Pie irons are hinged, iron or aluminum cookers that close over food to be cooked on campfires or grills. They usually have long, heat-resistant handles.

MDC will offer the classes from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the hatchery. Participants will learn recipes and tips for making tasty treats while camping in the wild or cooking in your backyard. Instructors will also discuss fire building skills useful for cool autumn camping trips.

“Pie irons are such a fun and quick way to cook outdoors,” said Ginger Miller, MDC conservation educator. “They can turn a sandwich into a gourmet treat in minutes. I use them when camping and for a fast meal during the week. We will also learn how to easily build a warm fire for cooking outdoors.”

This event is open to all ages. COVID-19 precautions will be followed. To register for the first session, visit Registration for the second session is at